ABU DHABI RESTAURANTS
02 642 3399 Opp Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal, Al Nahyan
Reasonable prices and the chance to cook your own food.
02 659 7715 Cristal Salam Hotel
Try the Sujeonggwa fruit punch (Dh14) and Hotteok or stuffed pancakes (Dh20)
The Taste of Korea
02 6521013 Eclipse Hotel Apts, Al Makkaziya
This traditional Korean restaurant offers a wide variety of set menus at Dh50.
02 446 6860, Al Moroo Road
Ten years of Korean food in the capital, with contemporary yet authentic flavours
050 424 7720 Abu Dhabi City Golf Club,
Intimate and understated, it a particular favourite with golfers for the seafood pancake.
02 652 1013 Hotel Apartment Eclipse, Liwa Street
Centrally located and popular among Korean expats.
ABU DHABI MARTS
02 553 4842 Musaffah
04 2387 777 Asiana Hotel, Al Rigga
The buffet starts at Dh220 per person.
04 380 7888 Near Safa Park, Sheikh Zayed Road
Try the intriguingly named Whole Cow Set.
04 434 0096, JLT
Top picks: Doenjang-kuk (fermented soybean soup with tofu and vegetables. Dh8); bibimbap (stir-fried vegetables and red chilli paste on a bed of steamed rice. From Dh38).
04 397 7650/04 453 8859
Try the lunch box offer with deep-fried chicken wings in various sauces.
04 298 1589 Near Clock Tower, Deira
Best for cold buckwheat noodles, samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), and stewed Korean sea cucumber.
Hyu Korean Restaurant
04 334 4294 Oud Metha
Top picks: Korean barbecued marinated short ribs (Dh80) and Japchae (stir-fried cellophane noodles with vegetables, Dh50).
04 3451300 Al Mina Road
Top picks: Spicy Kimchi Jeon (pickle pancake. Dh40); Tteokbokki (rice cakes in spice sauce. Dh50); Nakji Jeongol (octopus cooked in casserole. Dh65)
04 341 7750 Golden Tulip, Al Barsha
Top picks: The Mandu (dumplings. Dh40), Kimchi pancakes (Dh50) and Bibimbap (Dh60 for a half plate)
Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke
04 440 9300 Byblos Hotel
Top picks: Yuk Hoe (mixed raw beef and Korean pear. Dh150); barbecued short ribs (starting from Dh220); seafood delicacies
04 392 9918 Al Barsha
Top picks: Kimchi (free of charge); Japchae (Dh50); Mandu (Dh35); Bulgogi (Dh70).
Modern Hansik Chicken & Cafe
04 2547748 Al Nahda
Top picks: Goon Mandu (deep-fried chicken and vegetable dumplings. Dh25); Kimbap (rice rolled up in sheets of seaweed. Starting from Dh18); Japchae (Dh42); Varieties of Bulgogi and Patbingsu (shaved ice dessert. Dh25).
Seoul Garden Restaurant
04 337 7876 Al Karama
Adventurous offerings include cow’s feet and intestine stew. Six types of kimchi available.
04 228 5568 Al Ghurair Center
Serving Korean, Japanese and Thai food, this restaurant is known for its large portions. Go hungry.
Dae Jang Kum
04 355 8500 Royal Ascot Hotel
Dh38 for a set lunch menu.
04 2227171 Radisson Blu Hotel Deira
Top picks: Kimchi-fried rice (Dh55); Bulgogi Bibimbap (Korean style barbecued beef and vegetables served over a bed of rice. Dh65).
055 142 4044
Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road
04 323 4536
Coral Al Khoory Hotel Apartment in Al Barsha
04 385 1811
Behind Ramada Hotel Al Barsha
Beside Karama Post Office
04 320 7795
Central Fruit & Vegetable Market in Al Aweer